High School Sports

  • Boys soccer: Bears outlast Prairie View in two OTs

    COMMERCE CITY -- Daniel Mercado scored the game-winning goal 45 seconds into the second overtime to give Bear Creek a 3-2 win over Prairie View at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Aug. 25. It was the season-opener for both teams.

    The Bears never trailed. Eric Placencia scored in the 48th minute of the game. Tyler Griffiths opened the scoring in the 28th minute.

    Prairie View's Nicholas Maldonado scored on a penalty kick to tie the score with about nine minutes left in the second half. Wesley Shade scored PV's other goal in the 71st minute.

  • New coach, new team hoping to meld at Brighton High School



    Jonathan Maness

    Sports correspondent

    With a new coach and a whole lot of new players, the Brighton softball team may be unrecognizable. 

    Marty Stricklett, who spent the previous eight years at Wheat Ridge high school, will inherit a squad that will feature a number of underclassmen. 

    “We have a very young group of girls,” the coach said. 

  • Thanos steps aside as PVHS baseball coach

    Prairie View needs a new baseball coach.

    John Thanos, who ran the program for one year, resigned.

  • Academics plus baseball equals Hastings College for BHS catcher

    Brighton catcher Danny Prickett had one thing in mind when he set out to pick a college.

             “I chose Hastings College (in Nebraska) because it provided me the best opportunity to continue both my academic career and my athletic one,” Prickett said. “It just made the most sense to me.”

  • PVHS on top in EMAC golf; Brighton HS winds up fifth

    COMMERCE CITY – Prairie View captured the first of two Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major golf titles Aug. 17 at Buffalo Run Golf Course.

    Hunter Nicholas fired a 7-over par 79 to lead the ThunderHawks to a three-stroke win over conference newcomer Vista Peak High School. The combined scores from the two major tournaments (the second one is Sept. 8 at Aurora Hills Golf Course) determine the conference team champion.

  • Boys golf: Prairie View wins opening EMAC meet

    Prairie View captured the season-opening Eastern Metro Athletic Conference north-area golf tournament Aug. 11 at Riverdale Knolls.

    PVHS' team score was 249, 16 shots ahead of Northglenn High School. Brighton High was third with a team total of 290 strokes.

    Among the individual golfers, PVHS swept the first three places. Hunter Nicholas shot an 8-over 79. Justin Cutler finished with an 84, and Raiden Weckwerth carded an 86.

    Brighton's medalist was Andrew Rankin, who fired a 95. Tony Chavarria had a 96, and Jeff Blalek had a 99. 

  • Prairie View scoreboard -- Aug. 27


    COMMERCE CITY – Prairie View captured its third Eastern Metro Athletic Conference tournament championship Aug. 25 at Buffalo Run Golf Course. The streak includes two north-area tournaments and the conference's first major tournament of the season.

    Hunter Nicholas led the charge. He fired an even-par 72 to win the individual stroke championship. Raiden Weclwerth (5-over 77) and Jacob Jose (11-over 83) rounded out the ThunderHawks' scoring contingent.

  • Eagle Ridge scoreboard – Aug. 27


    Fort Lupton rode goals goals form Luis Guerra to a 7-3, non-conference win against Eagle Ridge Academy Aug. 26 in Fort Lupton.

    Angel Ortiz scored the other FLHS goal.

    No stats were available for the Warriors.

  • Brighton HS scoreboard Aug. 28


    AURORA – Brighton rolled past Vista Peak 22-0 in three innings of the season opener Aug. 23. Twenty of those runs came in the first at-bat for the Bulldogs.

    Megan Godfrey and Jazmin Sanchez had the Buffaloes' only hits. No stats were available for BHS.

    Eaglecrest tripped up the Bulldogs 8-3 in a non-league game Aug. 27, also in Aurora. Genna Files had three hits for the Raptors. No stats were available for BHS.


  • Brighton athletic schedule -- Aug. 29

    Here is today's sports schedule:

    Tennis: Horizon @ BHS, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: DSST-Green Valley Ranch @ Eagle Ridge, 6 p.m.

    Soccer: Eagle Ridge @ Skyview, 4 p.m.